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New procedure reduces radiation sessions for breast cancer patients

For select breast cancer patients, there is now an alternative to the traditional six weeks of radiation therapy and its accompanying side effects. The chief of breast surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital calls it a "big advance."

Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:44am EDT

Tags: breast cancer, paula wolfson, INTRABEAM intraoperative radiotherapy, lumpectomy, The Lancet, Dr. Eleni Tousimis, health, medical

Md. woman sees long-term effects of radiation in Fukushima

After a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear power plant meltdown, people who live nearby are still facing the consequences.

Sunday - 12/30/2012, 03:39pm EST

Tags: sae robinson, Fukushima, Japan, schools

Helicopters to check for radiation in D.C.

An unusual number of low-flying helicopters will be in the Washington region throughout the next two weeks checking for radiation.

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 06:38am EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, nssa, helicopters, nuclear power

Montgomery County police use new devices to detect radiation

Montgomery County police are using radiation- detecting devices during increased patrols as the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 05:50pm EDT

Tags: Montgomery County, Kevin Parker, police